BREAKING: The Decision Behind This Former Bruin Signing with Another Team

Published July 9, 2023 at 4:10 PM
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Former Bruin Connor Clifton wasted no time securing his NHL future. Amidst a flurry of offers, he signed a lucrative three-year, $10 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres on July 1st.

Clifton's agent, Eric Quinlan, revealed that the defenseman had numerous choices, with up to 10 offers on the table.

Despite having an option with a higher average annual value and longer duration, Clifton ultimately decided to join the Sabres.

The Sabres' status as one of the league's most promising up-and-coming teams played a significant role in Clifton's decision. With an impressive offensive performance of 3.57 goals for per game (third in the NHL), the Sabres sought to bolster their defense.



While Clifton showcased an improved offensive touch last season with the Boston Bruins, tallying five goals and 18 assists in 78 games, it was his defensive expertise that attracted the Sabres.

With a career on-ice save percentage (oiSV%) of 92.4%, Clifton's presence will undoubtedly help address the team's goals against per game (GA/G) ranking of 27th at 3.62 from the previous season.
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